Style Blog, updates + news

the end of summer

Here in the US, the first Monday of September is a national holiday called Labor Day.  Inspired by the Canadians (thanks friends!) the US started celebrating labor movements on this day.  Now, it’s mostly a symbolic end to Summer and to silly fashion rules such as ‘don’t wear white after Labor Day.” In any case,

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seasonal + regional style, Style Blog

what to wear: couture for a cause

Adrian Grenier called and wants you on his arm at this month’s premier? Invited to the Kennedy compound this weekend and haven’t a thing to wear? Or maybe just crave a one-of-a-kind accessory that will give your wardrobe a fashion pop. Joy Venturini Bianchi, San Francisco’s favorite style icon, is here to help. Helpers House

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Style Blog, stylist tips + tricks, wardrobe planning

in the dressing room

A while back when I was with one of my client’s shopping, we had the pleasure of overhearing a woman in the dressing room next to us. She was not happy. The sales clerk was assisting her in finding some pants and brought various styles for her to try. Anything that was over a size

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how to wear, Style Blog

how to wear: the wrap of all wraps

In 2003, DKNY launched the mother of all sweater wraps: the Cozy.   I’ve had tons of fun introducing my clients to this piece because there were 20 ways to wear it that made it super multi-functional.  Plus, it came with a little instruction booklet and the colors were yummy. Apparently women across the country fell

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stylist tips + tricks, wardrobe planning

six shopping secrets

Creating your perfect look can be simple if you know the secrets to making smart choices. Avoid shopping trauma altogether with these six tips: 1. Fit Is Queen. They call it “Ready to Wear” clothing, but we all know that this phrase is not to be taken literally! A trip to the tailor may be

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Style Blog, updates + news

sf: chaiken sample sale today + tomorrow

A quick note to all you gals who live in the SF Bay Area, Chaiken is having their sample sale today and tomorrow from 12 to 6.  If you aren’t familiar with them, they create sophisticated, minimal clothing for the fashionable executive. Their offices are located downtown at 116 New Montgomery (off Market), Suite 820.

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last minute gift guide

Vera from Accounting—check. Chloe, the PTA President—check. Uncle Isaac and Aunt Miuccia—check and check. You’ve got only a few short days left before the joy and mayhem of exchanging and opening gifts.  Just when you think you’ve finished your holiday shopping, you realize there are a few people who you’ve forgotten on your list, but

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